after check in a file using rest api , it having approval status as 'draft', do we have any rest api url (postman) to update approval status of a file in share point.

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https://<org>.sharepoint.com/sites/dev/_api/web/lists/getByTitle('list title')/items(<item id>)


    "__metadata": {
        "type": "SP.Data.ClientsListItem" // your might be different
    "OData__ModerationStatus": 0,
    "OData__ModerationComments": "Approved by <user name>"

To find out your list's type you can issue http get to https://<org>.sharepoint.com/sites/dev/_api/web/lists/getByTitle('<list title>')?$select=ListItemEntityTypeFullName. You should also provide x-requestdigest in http headers, since it's POST request.

or change moderation status with pnpjs library:

            'OData__ModerationStatus' : 0, // 1 - rejected
            'OData__ModerationComments': `Approved by <user name>`
}).then(data => {
  • Sergei => I am trying to update using Java (Rest API) Nov 20, 2018 at 17:50
  • Then just ignore the part about pnpjs :). I've added just for future reference if somebody uses javascript. Nov 20, 2018 at 17:54
  • Thanks Sergei it works . I have just added one more answer with screen sort and my findings. Hope it will help some one. Nov 22, 2018 at 14:56

As told by Sergei Sergeev. We can change approval status of a file using Rest.
1. post request header.
We need all these parameters in header. (if access token have fullControl as permission then we even don't need x-requestdigest in header)

Accept: application/json;odata=verbose
Authorization: Bearer <Your access token> 
Content-Type: application/json;odata=verbose
If-Match: *

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2. post request body enter image description here

As you can see i got response as 204 - that's success. so after post above post request check your share point site.

  • 1
    BTW if you use bearer tokens, then you don't need request digest at all. Nov 23, 2018 at 17:11

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